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Statue of Liberty Knock-Off Depicted on Postage Stamp

Friday, April 15, 2011

Who gave this the stamp of approval?

The image emblazoned on a new first-class postage stamp is modeled off of Las Vegas' Lady Liberty — not the original Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.

The post office said it regretted the mistake and that the stamp was designed from a photo provided by an agency, which licensed it only as "Statue of Liberty." It plans to keep selling the Lady Liberty stamp and has printed 3 billion of the specialty stamp since it was first issued in December.

"We still love the stamp design and would have selected this photograph anyway," said USPS spokesman Roy Betts, who added that the post office was "re-examining our processes to prevent this situation from happening in the future."

The post office will also tweak the information that accompanies each booklet of Lady Liberty stamps to include historical information regarding the Las Vegas replica.

An eagle-eyed stamp collector who noticed discrepancies between the original Statue of Liberty and the depiction on the stamp first spotted the inconsistencies.

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thebardofmurdock from NE

Momma Liberty

If you’d like to revamp the new Post Office stamp
And its New York to Vegas fiasco;
If you want a remake ’cause the picture is fake,
Your complaint will be heard ex post facto.

But before you begin, you might think once again
As the error is truly symbolic.
For the U.S. today it does rightly portray:
It’s a liberal-run state parabolic.

Thru the real Ellis Isle did our grandparents file
With America’s dream as their vision.
And they all understood that by hard work they could
Both themselves and their family provision.

But the Vegas we know is about making dough
Through a card game or dice or a lever.
You acquire your pile with a drink and a smile
And with no effort in the endeavor.

If your luck’s lost its game it’s quite easy to claim
Unemployment and welfare assistance.
For the country’s awash in the wealth of the posh:
To the rich you can look for subsistence.

The American dream was replaced with a scheme
By the liberals who stand with Obama.
And it seems that of late in our fresh nanny state
Lady Liberty is our new momma.

thebardofmurdock.com

Apr. 16 2011 10:35 AM
JFD8

The USPS won't revamp
Its Statue of Liberty stamp
So in Vegas it stays
As collectors appraise
This Lady Forever's a tramp.

News Short n' Sweet by JFD8
http://twitter.com/JFD8

Apr. 15 2011 01:04 PM

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